Book Review: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

 "It is thus a primary American tradition to consider history when our political order seems imperiled. If we worry today that the American experiment is threatened by tyranny, we can follow the example of the Founding Fathers and contemplate the history of other democracies and republics. The good news is that we can draw upon … Continue reading Book Review: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

Dissent vs Treason – We Must Not Confuse Dissent With Disloyalty

With these words in his speech in Ohio on Monday, President Trump equated dissent with treason by saying that politicians who didn't applaud him during his State of the Union Address were un-American and treasonous:   "You’re up there. You got half the room going totally crazy, wild, loved everything. They want to do something … Continue reading Dissent vs Treason – We Must Not Confuse Dissent With Disloyalty

The President and a Funeral – A Lost Opportunity

I rarely write about politics but I feel strongly about this, so I hope my readers will pardon this morning's post. Our country is ideologically divided to an extent that it probably hasn't been since the late 60's/early 70's and it is only magnified by the election year posturing of both the Democrat and Republican … Continue reading The President and a Funeral – A Lost Opportunity

Review: Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe’s Worst Massacre Since World War II

Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst Massacre Since World War II by David Rohde My rating: 5 of 5 stars "Easily the most difficult book I've read in a long time, not because it is poorly written but because of the subject matter." Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe's Worst … Continue reading Review: Endgame: The Betrayal and Fall of Srebrenica, Europe’s Worst Massacre Since World War II

Thoughts About the Supreme Court’s Decision on Same Sex Marriage

Please bear with me while I share another religious/political post. These are few and far between for me, usually made when I have to get something off of my chest. For the past few days I've been thinking about the Supreme Court's decision on same sex marriage and what it means for the country. While … Continue reading Thoughts About the Supreme Court’s Decision on Same Sex Marriage

Mitt Romney “Disses” Amateur Radio – The Rest of the Story

Yesterday, a story made the rounds of Twitter and Google+ (and probably Facebook as well but I personally didn't see it there) that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney "dissed" amateur radio in an interview.  Here is what Romney said that raised the ire of amateur radio operators: Host and moderator Natalie Jacobson asked an increasingly-agitated … Continue reading Mitt Romney “Disses” Amateur Radio – The Rest of the Story

Tell Me Why to Vote for You Instead of Why Not to Vote for Someone Else

It’s time for one of my rare political blog posts.  We’ve just had general elections in Chatham County, we’re about to have a runoff for mayor in Savannah, and we’re heading into election year for President and this is one of the thoughts I’ve had on my mind. As I checked Facebook recently, I came … Continue reading Tell Me Why to Vote for You Instead of Why Not to Vote for Someone Else

30% Cuts Proposed for the National Weather Service

Last night I read a disturbing article on WSAV's website about a Senate bill proposing budget cuts of 30% to the National Weather Service.  Under the bill, the National Weather Service would institute rolling furloughs by closing different offices each month and other offices assuming responsibility for those areas for that month.  Additionally, the number … Continue reading 30% Cuts Proposed for the National Weather Service